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Bike shed/ man cave

Post by wornsprokets on Sat 03 Oct 2015, 8:59 pm

Just wondering what type of shed / mancave u have for your bike/bikes. As it is my fireblade is 38 mile round trip as its in my dads garage and my cbs under an oxford bike cover not ideal. I am in process of starting  concrete block  shed for my bikes. As i need to escape when strictly/ xfactor comes on Rolling Eyes.
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Re: Bike shed/ man cave

Post by jerryfudd on Sat 03 Oct 2015, 9:27 pm

got both my bikes in a hard standing lean to structure to the house, not massive but big enough to store and work on.

as you say.... dubbed 'the mancave'

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Post by badseeds on Sat 03 Oct 2015, 10:37 pm

I'm in the same boat  Crying or Very sad

Team Badseeds HQ is 25 miles away at the mother-in-law's house as she's got a previously unused garage. A stripped CB500 and a cache of spares lives there, plus a VFR800. Two CB500s live at home. I wish I had a garage here, so's I could escape when Britain's Strictly Got The X Factor Bake Off is on....
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Post by Llewelyn1965 on Sat 03 Oct 2015, 11:28 pm

I live in an upstairs flat with no parking nearby so I have a 7x7x7 storage unit about a mile away with my bike and a bit in it. No electric etc. there, but it is secure. Would love a garage to keep my stuff in and be able to work on it. Costs me £55 a month!!! Mad

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Post by sullivj on Sun 04 Oct 2015, 12:03 am

Thankfully, I have a heated garage, OCD to the max!






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Re: Bike shed/ man cave

Post by Beresford on Sun 04 Oct 2015, 12:06 am

I am happy. I don't have a wife or a TV.  cheers
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Post by wornsprokets on Sun 04 Oct 2015, 12:16 am

Your not joking sullivj, wow thats a clean garage well done
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Post by wornsprokets on Sun 04 Oct 2015, 12:32 am

How u not got tv ? Beresford!,  you have a point if i wasnt married , the fireblade be in kitchen with cb,i have been able to afford rc30 for living room, and collection of two strokes, and 916 for hallway, and i suppose an old yzf 750 ,gsxr 750 srad, zx7r.  
(single life wouldnt be bad at all) Laughing
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Post by badseeds on Sun 04 Oct 2015, 1:13 am

@wornsprokets wrote:How u not got tv ? Beresford!,  you have a point if i wasnt married , the fireblade be in kitchen with cb,i have been able to afford rc30 for living room, and collection of two strokes, and 916 for hallway, and i suppose an old yzf 750 ,gsxr 750 srad, zx7r.  
(single life wouldnt be bad at all) Laughing

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Re: Bike shed/ man cave

Post by TheWizardofOdds on Sun 04 Oct 2015, 1:45 am

@Beresford wrote:I am happy. I don't have a wife or a TV.  cheers

You lucky git. Are you twelve?
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Re: Bike shed/ man cave

Post by skyrider on Sun 04 Oct 2015, 8:14 pm

every man needs a man cave to escape for a while and play with his toys Cool
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Post by jerryfudd on Sun 04 Oct 2015, 8:19 pm

@skyrider wrote:every man needs a man cave to escape for a while and play with his toys Cool

+1 Smile
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Re: Bike shed/ man cave

Post by TheWizardofOdds on Sun 04 Oct 2015, 10:32 pm

Started an offensive on the garage last night. New Clarke shelving made up as a bench with shelving. What a difference. The CB's on some nice rubber flooring. Everything in its place. :-)
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Post by skyrider on Sun 04 Oct 2015, 10:35 pm

dead right it gives it that more homely feel Smile
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Re: Bike shed/ man cave

Post by stormbringer on Mon 05 Oct 2015, 6:05 am

Giot a non-heated shed 8*13 foot with a worktable and a set of prefab metal shelves - and WAY too much stuff in it. Bench grinder, compressors, bench vice, microwave, tool wall, electric heater, halogen lighting, helmets, topbox/panniers/tankbags, oils, paints, rags, towels, garden tools, emergency generator, several toolboxes, a chair, a radio, some beer/soda, a partly dissasembled Honda ST70 - and the CB500.

We have X factor too, so a proper stereo is on the todo-list. So is a major clean-up, but inevitably more stuff will find its way to the shed in search of somewhere to hide, out of sight from the missus' eyes. She likes to throw things away...

She hates the place. Suits me fine.
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Re: Bike shed/ man cave

Post by stoney! on Mon 05 Oct 2015, 12:30 pm

Got a 6x7m workshop, a 3x5m garage, a 2x4m shed, a 9x2m lean to and a 1x2m lean to. All are full and a bit chaotic!
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Re: Bike shed/ man cave

Post by eternally_troubled on Mon 05 Oct 2015, 1:32 pm

I've got a little concrete prefab garage behind my house. There is all sorts of junk in there. Tools, paint, old motorbikes, push-bikes, bits of wood. It isn't that far from the house so I put in electricity - made it a lot more useful.

The CB tends to live outside (it is, errr, cosmetically challenged) and my old Ducati lives in the garage - it is also a bit ratty but gets used less often and cleans up better than the CB!
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Re: Bike shed/ man cave

Post by Brillpaul on Sat 10 Oct 2015, 5:34 pm

Old 8x6, flagged floor, lined with osb and walls covered in old carpet. Snug as a bug.
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Re: Bike shed/ man cave

Post by skyrider on Sat 10 Oct 2015, 6:49 pm

some heating, lights and a bit of background music and you are set up for the winter to work on the project Smile
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Re: Bike shed/ man cave

Post by wornsprokets on Sat 10 Oct 2015, 7:11 pm

How about some pics of the mancaves/ garages:)
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Re: Bike shed/ man cave

Post by skyrider on Sat 10 Oct 2015, 7:15 pm

I will see about posting one this week when I find my box brownie Laughing
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Re: Bike shed/ man cave

Post by wornsprokets on Sat 10 Oct 2015, 7:17 pm

cheers
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Re: Bike shed/ man cave

Post by skyrider on Sat 10 Oct 2015, 7:47 pm

this is mine just lacking a cb5 at the moment
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Re: Bike shed/ man cave

Post by wornsprokets on Sat 10 Oct 2015, 7:55 pm

I  would  love that size of shed/ garage, that great, always happy to see an enduro/ motorcross type bike, i had happy times on my xlr 250. Also see compressor( ive been looking at them at mo in aldi, so so handy a compressor. Just no shed/ garage to put one in
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Re: Bike shed/ man cave

Post by skyrider on Sat 10 Oct 2015, 8:04 pm

very handy things I finally got one last year ok for inflating tyres and using the blow gun for blowing away dirt before removing spark plugs etc, I just need to save up again for a bike bench to keep me off my knees

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